Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Marshall Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015 When you think of indoor air quality, you might imagine the fresh, clean spring air drifting through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you would love to experience all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Marshall makes this difficult during the less pleasant months. Should you just give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t cooperating? The answer is “no.” With proper ventilation, your indoor air quality can be exceptional—despite what it’s like outside. Ventilation involves more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's absolutely revitalizing on picturesque, mild days, it’s not something you can do throughout the year in Marshall. The good news is that technological advances have allowed us to replicate the benefits of fresh spring air using your heating and cooling equipment. By simply pulling in just the right amount of fresh, outdoor air, today’s ventilation systems provide you with the perks of standard ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process purges stale air from your home and produces nicer feeling air. It’s a good way to make your home’s air as comfortable as possible without wasting energy. There are two types of ventilation systems available: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). Because of the climate, it's recommended that homes in most of the United States and all of Canada to use HRVs. ERVs are used most heavily in the muggy southern regions. Enhancing ventilation is just one thing you can do to get better indoor air quality. We’ve got a number of other ways to help you improve indoor air quality, from using dehumidifiers to improving air filtration and utilizing air purification. Give All Elements Heating & Air LLC a call at 903-702-3941 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to take your home’s air quality to the next level.